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Author Topic: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?  (Read 3650 times)

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Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« Reply #30 on: 24 January, 2023, 10:33:46 AM »
I’ve always found that “bigger than Bowie!” line somewhat suspicious.  I mean, did Bowie even do any signings at that store?

And now that I know it came from arch-bullshitter Igor Goldkind….

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Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« Reply #31 on: 24 January, 2023, 10:43:32 AM »
Quick question on those classic Grant/Wagner partnership years. What were the last Strontium Dog and Dredd stories they worked on? I know Wagner was on "Bitch", and I found this fun interview with them both from 1988 talking about it, and their partnership. But was Wagner on The Stone Killers etc, stuff from early 1988? Right up to The No-Go Job?

Stone Killers onward was Grant alone.
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Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« Reply #32 on: 24 January, 2023, 11:23:10 AM »
I’ve always found that “bigger than Bowie!” line somewhat suspicious.  I mean, did Bowie even do any signings at that store?

And now that I know it came from arch-bullshitter Igor Goldkind….

Bowie defo did signing at the London Virgin Megastore, though can't speak to the timing. The bigger factor, if it was 1988, wouldn't that have been during his Tin Machine phase, which may explain a lot!

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Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« Reply #33 on: 24 January, 2023, 11:37:04 AM »
I’ve always found that “bigger than Bowie!” line somewhat suspicious.  I mean, did Bowie even do any signings at that store?

And now that I know it came from arch-bullshitter Igor Goldkind….

Bowie defo did signing at the London Virgin Megastore, though can't speak to the timing. The bigger factor, if it was 1988, wouldn't that have been during his Tin Machine phase, which may explain a lot!

Arf!  I did think to myself "...but, you know, if it had been a signing for a Tin Machine album..."

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Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« Reply #34 on: 24 January, 2023, 11:40:25 AM »
Good to know on Stone Killers, thanks!

Sounds like that Batman/Dredd signing was from around 1991 I think.

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Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« Reply #35 on: 24 January, 2023, 11:48:13 AM »
"How do you do a Dredd strip without the original Dredd?"

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Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« Reply #36 on: 25 January, 2023, 01:19:26 AM »
Tin Machine II. Released 2 September 1991
Dredd/Batman: Judgement on Gotham. Released December 1991.

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Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« Reply #37 on: 25 January, 2023, 07:02:20 AM »
ISTR being present for the conversation with the shop staff where the Bowie comment arose. The JoG queue was massive. It might even have gone round the block at one stage.